is another author that will be joining us at the Teen Book Festival this May!
Patrick often writes about themes that teens can relate to, such as: fitting in, relationships, friendship and life struggles. He is the author of:
Chasing Tail Lights
The Tear Collector
Some fun facts about Patrick are...
*He is the only person who has been on the cover of School Library Journal with their nipples showing.
*He used to be a librarian for teens
*In 2006 he received two lifetime achievement awards; one from the American Library Association, and the other from the Catholic Library Association
*He has been to all fifty states
*It took him nearly 17 years to write his first novel Things Change!
To learn more about Patrick Jones and his novels visit his page on the TBF website:
and his webpage: